March 29, 2016

We began the meeting discussing the Cryptosporidium outbreak in April of 1993 and the improvements to the Milwaukee drinking water plant. Then a long discussion ensued about pursuing large grant opportunities (NSF traineeships, partnerships with industry) and how UWM needs to be more aggressive and coordinate these initiatives. Pat Borger joined us to discuss this years comprehensive campaign and how faculty and staff could be involved. We noted that faculty and staff are most likely to give to student scholarships and requested that UWM Development share that numbers of faculty and staff that give to UWM and where those gifts are directed. We also discussed preserving research on this campus and developing recommendations on that topic.